TV Episodes The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes  

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For your next SpongeBob SquarePants marathon, you can start by putting all of the best and funniest SpongeBob episodes below in the queue. Sure it'll take weeks to get through this list of SpongeBob episodes, but at least you'll be entertained! You may be asking, who determined these were the best SpongeBob episodes? Well, you'll be happy to know that SpongeBob fans voted these as the best! With some help from Patrick...

Unfortunately, fans of SpongeBob are extremely passionate about the show and there is often debate over which episodes are the best. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what are the top SpongeBob SquarePants episodes of all time. That's why this list exists--so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all.

This classic Nickelodeon cartoon about the denizens of Bikini Bottom makes fans out of any generation who watches, no matter what their age. "Band Geeks" and "Chimps Ahoy" are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. So what is the best SpongeBob SquarePants episode of all time? Look below and find out with this guide that shows the best moments, scenes, and videos. 


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"Pizza Delivery" is the first segment of the fifth episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode was written by Sherm Cohen, Aaron Springer, and ...more

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Jun 01 2002 "Chocolate with Nuts" is the 12th episode of the third season, and the 52nd overall episode of American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It is written by Paul Tibbitt, ...more

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seelee added Sep 06 2002 After Mr. Krabs decides to keep the Krusty Krab open 24 hours a day in a new scheme to get money, he tells Squidward and SpongeBob to do the night shift. Squidward tells SpongeBob the story of ...more

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Darkchrome added Apr 03 2004 SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go camping for the weekend, they camp out in the backyard. Squidward lures a sea bear to the campsite by doing stuff that would allure a sea bear.

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Frankendoodle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Auron added Jan 21 2002 SpongeBob and Patrick find a magic pencil. When SpongeBob draws himself, it comes to life and causes chaos around Bikini Bottom. So now SpongeBob and Patrick must erase it before things go ...more

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seelee added Mar 01 2002 SpongeBob and Patrick buy a big screen TV, just so they can use the box using imagination, while Squidward refuses to believe that they are using their imagination inside the box on account of ...more

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Wet Painters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added May 10 2002 Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of his house, with a strict rule not to get paint on anything besides the wall because the paint is permanent. But they accidentally spill ...more

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May 10 2002 This episode is a training video for new employees of the Krusty Krab. The video goes over the basics of being an employee, such as: good hygiene, clean work area, being a good employee, and ...more

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Oct 05 2001 Squidward takes his first bite of a Krabby Patty, and, although he tells SpongeBob he hates it, he loves it. He ends up trying to sneak one so SpongeBob won't find out he was lying.

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Jul 12 2002 SpongeBob and Patrick's club is too small for Squidward... literally. But Squidward forces his way in, "propelling" the clubhouse into the middle of nowhere.

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Christmas Who? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Dec 06 2000 Patchy the Pirate hosts the SpongeBob Christmas Special. In this half-hour special, Patchy tells the tale of how SpongeBob SquarePants brought Christmas to Bikini Bottom.

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Auron added Mar 15 2002 Sandy and Spongebob line up at the Salty Spitoon, the toughest club in Bikini Bottom. Sandy gets in, but Spongebob gets kicked out since the club is too tough for him. Spongebob must find a way ...more

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SB-129 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Dec 31 1999 Squidward hides in the Krusty Krab inside a freezer, and SpongeBob and Patrick try to look for him, but he's trapped in a freezer for 2,000 years and travels through time, as he goes to the past ...more

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Sep 21 2001 Patrick's parents are coming over and Patrick doesn't want to look stupid, so he tells SpongeBob to be stupider than him.

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One Krabs Trash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Feb 22 2002 Mr. Krabs opens up a "yard" sale, where SpongeBob buys a hat that was worth $1,000,000! He plans to get it back, but SpongeBob doesn't want to. So he tries to scare him with a paper ...more

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Dying For Pie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Dec 28 2000 It's employee brotherhood day and Squidward has nothing to give to SpongeBob, so he accidentally gives SpongeBob a pie bomb. Squidward spends the whole day with SpongeBob because SpongeBob only ...more

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F.U.N. Sep 18 1999 SpongeBob tries to be friends with Plankton, whom SpongeBob thinks is only evil because he's lonely and made fun of. But Mr. Krabs doesn't believe it. He knows Plankton is evil on the inside. He ...more

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Survival of the Idiots is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Mar 05 2001 Despite Sandy's warning, SpongeBob and Patrick sneak into her treedome, during a terrible snowstorm and since the doorknob is frozen, SpongeBob and Patrick realize they have to wait until ...more

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May 01 1999 SpongeBob wants to work at the local restaurant, "The Krusty Krab," and with a little help from Patrick, is on his way. But Mr. Krabs and Squidward don't want him there. They send him ...more

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Something Smells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
seelee added Oct 26 2000 SpongeBob eats a peanut onion sundae and acquires a hideous case of bad breath. And he can't quite understand why everyone runs away from him whenever he talks to them.

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Ripped Pants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Jul 17 1999 After Larry asks Sandy if she wants to go lift weights, SpongeBob feels left out, but decides to go with them. After bending down to pick up the "weight" SpongeBob accidentally rips ...more

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Rock Bottom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Mar 15 2000 SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally get on the wrong bus coming out of an amusement park called Glove World, and head for a city named Rock Bottom. When they get there, Patrick gets on a bus back ...more

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seelee added Sep 28 2001 SpongeBob's representing the Krusty Krab in the Fast Food Olympics. Representing the Chum Bucket, his challenger...Patrick!

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Bubblestand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Jul 17 1999 SpongeBob opens up a bubblestand offering bubbles and lessons for 25 cents, Patrick arrives. After Squidward hears them making noise by blowing bubbles, he comes out of his house and reprimands ...more